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Doraemon as he appears in the 2005 anime.

Doraemon is a series created by the manga writing duo Fujiko Fujio, and published by Shogakukan. The story is about a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi.

Manga

The original Doraemon stories first appeared in various children magazines in December 1969 and a total of 1,344 stories were created up to 1996. Some manga volumes were also released:

  • Doraemon (August 1, 1974 - April 26, 1996), a selected collection of Doraemon stories, it ran for 45 issues.
  • The Doraemons (1991 - 1992), a 21 volume manga based on the 3DO game Doraemon Yuujou Densetsu.
  • Dorabase (September 2000 – October 2011), a 23 volume manga about Doraemon's friendfrom the 22nd century, Kuroemon, who wants to be a baseball athlete.
  • Doraemon+ or Doraemon Plus (April 25, 2005 - December, 2014), a second collection including stories not featured in the first manga, it ran for 6 issues.
  • Shin Dorabase (April 2012 – October 2014), a sequel to Dorabase, starring a new protagonist, Tamaemon, it ran for 4 issues.

Animation

Three anime series were created, based on the manga:

  • Doraemon (April 1, 1973 – September 30, 1973), 26 episodes.
  • Doraemon (April 2, 1979 – March 18, 2005), 1787 episodes.
  • Doraemon (April 15, 2005 - Ongoing), currently counting over 500 episodes.

Starting in 1980, one 2D animated Doraemon movie has been released in March of each year except for 2005, plus a 3D animated movie in 2014, for a total of 40 Doraemon movies.

  • Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur (March 15, 1980)
  • Doraemon: The Records of Nobita, Spaceblazer (March 14, 1981)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil (March 13, 1982)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil (March 12, 1983)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld (March 17, 1984)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars (March 16, 1985)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops (March 15, 1986)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs (March 14, 1987)
  • Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West (March 12, 1988)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan (March 11, 1989)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet (March 10, 1990)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights (March 9, 1991)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds (March 7, 1992)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth (March 6, 1993)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen (March 12, 1994)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Diary of the Creation of the World (March 4, 1995)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express (March 2, 1996)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City (March 8, 1997)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas (March 7, 1998)
  • Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe (March 6, 1999)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King (March 4, 2000)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves (March 10, 2001)
  • Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom (March 9, 2002)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters (March 8, 2003)
  • Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey (March 7, 2004)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006 (March 4, 2006), first movie based on the 2005 TV series, it's a remake of the first movie in the series, the 1980 movie Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld (March 10, 2007), a remake of the 1984 movie Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend (March 8, 2008), while not a remake, it ties to the 1992 movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds.
  • Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Spaceblazer (March 7, 2009), a remake of the 1981 movie The Records of Nobita, Spaceblazer.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King (March 6, 2010)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels (March 5, 2011), a remake of the 1986 movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops.
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure (March 3, 2012)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum (March 9, 2013)
  • Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five (March 8, 2014), a remake of the 1982 movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil.
  • Stand by Me Doraemon (August 8, 2014), a high budget 3D movie combining plot elements from various short stories.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes (March 7, 2015)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016 (March 5, 2016), a remake of the 1989 movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi (March 4, 2017)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (March 3, 2018)
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration (March 1, 2019)

Many short movies were also produced, usually shown alongside one of the movies.

Seven short crossover movies were shown exclusively at the F-theater in the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum:

  • Doraemon & Perman kikiippatsu!? (September 3, 2011). Also aired on December 31, 2016 as part of the 467th episode of the anime.
  • 21 Emon & Doraemon: youkoso! Hoteru tsudzure-ya e (October 3, 2012)
  • Susume Roboketto & Doraemon: kessen! Kumonoue no tatsumaki-jo (August 28, 2013)
  • Doraemon & Chimpui: Eri-sama ai no purezento dai sakusen (September 3, 2014)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka & Doraemon: koro suke no hajimetenotsukai (September 3, 2015)
  • Pokonyan & Doraemon: ponpokonyan de kokohorenyan'nyan!? (September 3, 2016)
  • Umeboshi Denka & Doraemon: panparopan no suppappa! (September 1, 2017)

An eighth movie titled Doraemon & F-character All-Stars: Getsumen race de dai-pinch!? will be released on March 9, 2019.

Additionally, Doraemon has sometimes been packaged with other series. Examples of this include It's the '82 New Year! Doraemon ・ Kaibutsu-kunNinja Hattori-kun and several collaborations with Crayon Shin-chan.

Live action

A musical based on the 1990 film Doraemon the Musical: Nobita and the Animal Planet was produced in 2008.

Additionally, a series of live action commercials for Toyota was released in late 2011, depicting the characters nearly 20 years older, and starring Jean Reno as Doraemon.

Videogames

Many videogames based on the Doraemon series were released, almost always exclusively in Japan.

  • Doraemon (1982), Arcadia 2001.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Time Machine - the Great Adventure (1985), Super Cassette Vision.
  • Doraemon (December 12, 1986), Famicom.
  • Doraemon Meikyu Daisakusen (October 31, 1989), PC Engine.
  • Doraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushu (September 14, 1990), Famicom.
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night (1991), PC Engine. Also released for TurboGrafx CD.
  • Doraemon (March 1, 1991), Game Boy.
  • Doraemon 2 (December 19, 1992), Game Boy.
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Maigo no Kyouryuu (1993), Sega Pico.
  • Issho ni Pico: Itsudemo Issho Doraemon (1993), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Yousei no Kuni (February 19, 1993), Super Famicom.
  • Doraemon vs. the Dream Thief and the Seven Gozansu (March 26, 1993), Sega Mega Drive.
  • GG Doraemon: Nora no Suke no Yabou (April 29, 1993), Game Gear.
  • Doraemon 2: Nobita no Toys Land Daibouken (December 17, 1993), Super Famicom.
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Machinaka Doki Doki Tanken! (1994), Sega Pico.
  • Kuizu ni Charenji! Doraemon (1994), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon 3: Nobita to Toki no Hogyoku (December 16, 1994), Super Famicom.
  • The Doraemons: Yuujou Densetsu (1995), 3DO.
  • Hajimema Series 6 Quiz ni Challenge! Doraemon (1995), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon Time Machine de Daibouken! (October 27, 1995), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon 4: Nobita To Tsuki No Oukoku (December 15, 1995), Super Famicom.
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Fukkatsu no Hoshi (March 15, 1996), PlayStation, Sega Saturn.
  • Doraemon Wakuwaku Pocket Paradise (April 26, 1996), Game Gear.
  • Doraemon 2: SOS! Otogi no Kuni (February 21, 1997), PlayStation.
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki (March 21, 1997), Nintendo 64.
  • Yobeba Kotaeru Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu o Mitsukeyou! (1997), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon: Youchien wa Tanoshii na (May 1997), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon Ensoku-Imohori-Undoukai (September 1997), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon Monopoly (1998), Windows.
  • Doraemon Kart (March 20, 1998), Game Boy.
  • Doraemon no GameBoy de Asobouyo DX10 (November 27, 1998), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon 2: Nobita to Hikari no Shinden (December 11, 1998), Nintendo 64.
  • Doraemon Kart 2 (March 12, 1999), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon: Aruke Aruke Labyrinth (July 23, 1999), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon Yometayo-Kaketayo Hiragana Katakana (August 31, 1999), Sega Pico.
  • Issho ni Utaou! Doraemon Wakuwaku Karaoke (1999), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon Memories: Nobita no Omoide Daibouken (2000), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon no Quiz Boy (April 28, 2000), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon 3: Nobita no Machi SOS! (July 28, 2000), Nintendo 64.
  • Doraemon 3: Makai no Dungeon (December 14, 2000), PlayStation.
  • Doraemon no Study Boy: Kuku Game (December 20, 2000), Game Boy Color. An educational game.
  • Doraemon no Study Boy: Gakushuu Kanji Game (January 12, 2001), Game Boy Color. An educational game.
  • Boku, Doraemon (January 25, 2001), DreamCast.
  • Pocket no Naka no Doraemon (2001), WonderSwan Color.
  • Doraemon: Kimi to Pet no Monogatari (March 16, 2001), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon Midori no Wakusei (April 27, 2001), Game Boy Advance.
  • Doraemon Kazoete-Kanzan Kazu Tokei (September 2001), Sega Pico.
  • Kids Station: Doraemon: Himitsu no Yojigen Pocket (November 29, 2001), PlayStation.
  • Doraemon Board Game (2002), Game Boy Advance.
  • Doraemon: Dokodemo Walker (March 29, 2002), Game Boy Advance.
  • Doraemon Eigo de Asobou ABC (July 2002), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon no Quiz Boy 2 (October 4, 2002), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon Minna de Asobou! Minidorando (July 18, 2003), GameCube.
  • Doraemon no Study Boy: Kanji Yomikaki Master (July 18, 2003), Game Boy Color.
  • Doraemon: Chiiku Asobi Doraland (July 18, 2003), Sega Pico.
  • Doraemon Tanoshiku o-Keiko Hiragana Katakana (October 2005), Advanced Pico Beena.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006 DS (March 2, 2006), Nintendo DS. Game based on the movie Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006.
  • Doraemon Tanoshii Enseikatsu Youchien Hoikuen (March 2006), Advanced Pico Beena.
  • Doraemon Chinou Daikaihatsu! Waku Waku Game Land (October 2010), Advanced Pico Beena.
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken DS (March 8, 2007), Nintendo DS. Game based on the movie Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld.
  • Doraemon Wii - Secret Tool King Tournament (December 6, 2007), Wii. Party game.
  • Dorabase: Doraemon Chou Yakyuu Gaiden DS (December 12, 2007), Nintendo DS. Baseball game based on the Dorabase manga.
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend DS (March 6, 2008), Nintendo DS. Game based on the movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend.
  • DoraBase 2: Nettou Ultra Stadium (September 2, 2009), Nintendo DS.
  • Doraemon Waku Waku Sekai Isshuu Game: Asonde Oboeru Chizu Kokki (April 1, 2010), Advanced Pico Beena.
  • Doraemon DECO (November 29, 2010), iOS.
  • Doraemon Fishing (2012), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon Fishing 2 (February 17, 2012), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima (March 1, 2012), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Dora-Kazu: Nobita no Suuji Daibouken (July 19, 2012), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan (March 7, 2013), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Doraemon: Let's Jump (2013), iOS.
  • Doraemon: Let's Jump 2 (June 29, 2013), iOS.
  • Doraemon Repair Shop (2013), iOS, Android.
  • Dora-Chie: Mini-Dora Ongakutai to 7-tsu no Chie (November 14, 2013), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Adventure (2013), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon Repair Shop Seasons (2014), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (March 6, 2014), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Doraemon Doublixir (July 1, 2014), Android.
  • Doraemon Badge Blast (July 1, 2014), Android.
  • Doraemon MusicPad (November 13, 2014), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon: Time Travel Dream (November 16, 2014), Android.
  • Doraeigo: Nobita to Yousei no Fushigi Collection (November 20, 2014), Nintendo 3DS.
  • Doraemon Gadget Rush (February 12, 2015), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon and The Hardest Jumper (July 1, 2015), iOS.
  • ChoiChoi Doraemon (September 18, 2018), iOS, Android.
  • Doraemon: Nobita’s Story of Seasons (2019), Nintendo Switch.

A Virtual Boy game titled Doraemon: Nobita no Doki Doki! Obake Lan was produced in 1996, but never released.

Merchandise

Many promotional items were released based on the series, including:

  • Doraemon Barcode Battler Cards (1992), a set of 40 cards to use with the Barcode Battler.
  • Doraemon the Robot (2009), a remote control robot promoted as the "real" Doraemon.
  • Doraemon meets Hello Kitty (August 2015), a series of promotional items featuring both Doraemon and Hello Kitty.

Links to other series

Note: Doraemon characters appear alongside various Fujiko Fujio characters in the video for the song F-Gumi A-I-U-E-O and in the "Fujiko Fujio Land" commercial, but those are not considered fictional works since they don't have narrative components.

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R Porn Document19730725 July 25, 1973An episode of Doraemon plays on a TV in Porn Document Continuation: Molester.2


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Little Ghost Q-Taro19800408 April 08, 1980Dora・Q・Perman is a crossover between the two series, and Q-Taro also makes a cameo in the Doraemon story "Nandemokūkō" (The Anything Airport) and in the movie Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights; UNDIRECT: Q-Taro eats New Year's Eve Noodles with Doraemon and Ninja Hattori in a promotional video, while characters from Doraemon, Mario, and Little Ghost Q-Taro meet in the October 1987 issue of Shogakukan's Kindergarten.1


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Perman19800408 April 08, 1980Dora・Q・Perman and Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!? are crossovers between the two series, and characters from each series make cameos in the other. Additionally the Copy Robot from Perman appears as one of Doraemon's gadgets in the anime episode I Don't Like Shizuka-chan Being Like This! and the movie Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum.1


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Monster Kid198010 October 1980Doraemon and Nobita make a cameo in an episode of Monster Kid, while the titular character from Monster Kid appears in the Doraemon story "Nandemokūkō" (The Anything Airport); It's the '82 New Year! Doraemon ・ Kaibutsu-kun ・ Ninja Hattori-kun is a special that contains both series.1


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Umeboshi Denka19841215 December 15, 1984The main character from Umeboshi Denka makes small appearances in the Doraemon story "Nandemokūkō" (The Anything Airport) and relative anime adaptations, in the 1993 Doraemon New Years Eve special and in the 20 year anniversary special; Umeboshi Denka & Doraemon: panparopan no suppappa! is a crossover between the two series.1


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Mami the Psychic19841215 December 15, 1984Mami makes small appearances in the Doraemon story "Nandemokūkō" (The Anything Airport) and relative anime adaptations, in the Doraemon 20 year anniversary special and with Kazuo in the movie Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006, while various characters from Doraemon make cameos in episode 22 of Mami the Psychic; additionally a fictional character based on Mami called Magical Mami appears in Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld.1


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Ninja Hattori1986 1986It's the '82 New Year! Doraemon ・ Kaibutsu-kun ・ Ninja Hattori-kun is a special that contains both series. UNDIRECT: Ninja Hattori eats New Year's Eve Noodles with Doraemon and Q-Taro in a promotional video.1


5Arrow R Mario198710 October 1987Doraemon makes small cameos in Super Mario-Kun. UNDIRECT: Characters from Doraemon, Mario, and Little Ghost Q-Taro meet in the October 1987 issue of Shogakukan's Kindergarten.
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Dorami19890311 March 11, 1989The Dorami short film series is a spin-off of Doraemon that focuses on Dorami.1


4Arrow L Booby Kids19891031 October 31, 1989Kid no Hore Hore Daisakusen was adapted into Doraemon Meikyu Daisakusen and features some of the same enemies and places.1


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Barcode Battler1992 1992The Doraemon Barcode Battler Cards set is part of both series; Doraemon 2: Nobita's Great Adventure Toys Land and Doraemon 3: Nobita and the Jewel of Time are also compatible with the Barcode Battler II.1


5Arrow R 3D Movie Maker1996 1996Doraemon characters appear in 3D Movie Maker.1


4Arrow L Galaxy Express 99919960302 March 02, 1996The movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express is a parody of Galaxy Express 999.3


5Arrow R Donkey Kong20031212 December 12, 2003Themes from the Doraemon TV show are featured in the Japanese versions of Donkey Konga and Donkey Konga 2.
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4Arrow L Terminator20090626 June 26, 2009A cyborg based on the Terminator makes an appearance in the Doraemon episode "A Beautiful Girl that Nobita Loved".3


4Arrow L Bakeru-kun20110903 September 03, 2011Characters from Bakeru-kun shortly appear in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?1


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Chimpui20110903 September 03, 2011Eri, Chimpui and Yanderyu make small cameos in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!? and in the remake of the Doraemon episode "The Anything Airport"; Doraemon & Chimpui: Eri-sama ai no purezento dai sakusen is a crossover between the two series.1


4Arrow L Jungle Kurobe20110903 September 03, 2011Characters from Jungle Kurobe shortly appear in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?1


4Arrow L Minister Bowbow20110903 September 03, 2011Characters from Minister Bowbow appear on the TV in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?2


4Arrow L Ultra-Super-Deluxeman20110903 September 03, 2011Ultra-Super-Deluxeman appears on the TV in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?2


4Arrow L Mojacko20110903 September 03, 2011Characters from Mojacko appear on the TV in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?2


4Arrow L Tebukuro Tetchan20110903 September 03, 2011Characters from Tebukuro Tetchan shortly appear in Doraemon to Perman kikiippatsu!?1


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21 Emon20121003 October 03, 201221 Emon & Doraemon: youkoso! Hoteru tsudzure-ya e is a crossover between the two series.1


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Susume Roboketto20130828 August 28, 2013Susume Roboketto & Doraemon: kessen! Kumonoue no tatsumaki-jo is a crossover between the two series; characters from Susume Roboketto also make a cameo in the remake of the Doraemon episode "The Anything Airport".1


4Arrow L Nyan Cat20140416 April 16, 2014A French commercial for Doraemon has a reference to the Nyan Cat series.3


4Arrow L T.P. Bon20140801 August 01, 2014The main characters from T.P. Bon make a cameo in the remake of the Doraemon episode "The Anything Airport". New versions of the characters also appear in the movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016.1


5Arrow R SF Dotabata Party20141120 November 20, 2014Doraemon is selectable in ''Fujiko F. Fujio Characters Daishuugou! SF Dotabata Party!! and other characters from the series also make an appearance.1


5Arrow R Combining SF Robot20141129 November 29, 2014The Combining SF Robot includes a Doraemon mecha and a Dorami mecha, as well as Doraemon's time machine; characters from Doraemon also appear in the SF Robot's commercial.1


5Arrow R Yo-Kai Watch20141220 December 20, 2014There's a references to Doraemon in Yo-Kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! .2


5Arrow R Assassination Classroom20141227 December 27, 2014Koro-sensei is seen dressed like Doraemon in Chapter 104 of the Assassination Classroom manga.2


5Arrow R Monster Strike20150306 March 06, 2015Characters from Doraemon appeared in Monster Strike during special collaborations.1


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Hello Kitty201508 August 2015Doraemon meets Hello Kitty is a crossover between the two series.1


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Kiteretsu Daihyakka20150903 September 03, 2015Kiteretsu Daihyakka & Doraemon: koro suke no hajimetenotsukai is a crossover between the two series. Additionally, the Kiteretsu Daihyakka anime was subtitled "Nobita's clever cousin" in some countries.1


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Pokonyan!20160903 September 03, 2016Pokonyan & Doraemon: ponpokonyan de kokohorenyan'nyan!? is a crossover between the two series.1


5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20171026 October 26, 2017Taiko no Tatsujin and later games in the series feature music tracks from Doraemon, with Doraemon himself appearing as a challenger in Taiko no Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don!.1